Govt Extends Time Limit For Pensioners To Submit Life Certificate Till Feb 28, 2021

New Delhi: The time limit for pensioners to submit their life certificate has been extended to February 28, 2021, because of the prevalent COVID-19 pandemic situation.

“In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the vulnerability of elderly population to the virus, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has extended the time limit up to 28th February 2021 for submission of Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra-JPP) in respect of the Pensioners drawing pension under EPS 1995 and whose Life certificate is due in any month till February 28, 2021,” the Union ministry of labour and employment ministry said in a press release on Saturday.

The rule is, a pensioner can submit life certificate anytime during the year up to November 30, which is valid for a period of one year from the date of issue. As an exception, pensioners can submit the certificate till February 28 next year.

The ministry made it clear that pension will not be stopped to the 3.5 million people who could not submit life certificate during November.

Pensioners can use the following link to locate the nearest Common Service Centres (CSCs) – (

Pensioners can also place an online request to post offices for the submission of life certificates by clicking on (

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